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Best Barrel Cleaning Proceedure ??

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Old 11-03-2007, 04:12 AM
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Best Barrel Cleaning Proceedure ??

I have a new custom rifle about to arrive and I want too get some opinions about the best cleaning proceedures and products ??

The barrel is a 30 " Hart Stainless 1-10 ? 338 cal

I have read stories from different people about diasters with different cleaning solvents. I just want to take real good care of this baby !

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Old 11-03-2007, 05:57 AM
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Montana 50bmg

Hi use a bronze brush saturated with montana extreem 50BMG make sure you nutralizee the solvent on your brush or it will desolve. It is harmless to barrels if left in for long peeriods and will remove powder and projectile fouling.

The VRA stocks it and I can give you their details if you want.

Anyway who did you get to build your rifle is it a 338 Edge and what are the components and I hope I helped with your decision on wich way to go.

Cheers Bill
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:47 AM
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Thanks for the tip on the cleaning.

I ended up using Defensive Edge for the build. The rifle was a used sf 1 sendero to base on. Shawn then has put a 30" 5.6 d /tapered sendero profile Hart heavy fluted barrel stainless barrel on it. Wyatt centre feed 4 " ext mag box, fully bedded, rem 700 blue printed and accurized. DE muzzle break, DE adjustable stock cheekpiece, fluted bolt, badger tactical bolt handle, harris s series bipod with pod lock, 40 moa NF rail, LW NF rings and 5-22 x56 NF NXS Npr1. Used with NF PDA support and Kestrel. It has been cut to seat the 265 RBBT wildcat at 4" OAL and 300 smk at 3.8 OAL. Shawn is testing this week. Rifle is teflon mat black metal with OD green stock work.

I'll send you a couple of pics.

How did you get on with your 338 improved ?

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:10 AM
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Hi the 338WBX is awsome the first groups at 300 yards are 3 shot and under 3/4".

Your rifle build sounds similar to what we discussed.
I am waiting fot my 265gr Wildcats to arrive.

I am also waiting on my lawton action then the match barrel will be fitted not the fireform barrel.

Cheers Bill
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:55 AM
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first get the carbon/powder fouling out with something like GM top engine cleaner. use a coated rod and nylon brush. always push the tip through the muzzle and take the patch off or brush off. leaving it on when and dragging it back through only redeposits fouling back in the bore. after carbon/powder fouling is cleaned out, use wipeout foam cleaner. this is the sliced bread of copper removal products. after you let the foam sit for several hours, just push several dry patches through and your done. no scrubbing with a brush is needed.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:00 AM
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I would add this to the post above:

If you use the Wipe-Out method, buy the Wipe-Out "Accelerator". You just push one or two wet patches through the bore BEFORE applying the Wipe-Out bore foam. Using the Accelerator, the fouling will be removed much faster. A single bottle of Accelerator will last much longer than many bottles of bore foam and is very cost effective.
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:02 PM
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I've become a Wipe-Out and Wipe-Out Accelerator fan. I patch out all the gunk with patches soaked in Wipe-Out Accelerator until they start to come out clean. This usually means 4 or 5 patches.

Next I spray in Wipe-Out foam and let it do its work for around 3 or 4 hours. After it's soaked for those 3 or 4 hours and the barrel still containing the Wipe-Out foam I use a nylon brush and scrub the barrel. Then I patch it out clean which requires around 4 or 5 patches. DONE!

I'm not sure if scrubbing with a nylon brush really adds any additional benefit. However, when I've looked at the inside of the barrel with a bore scope after I've cleaned in this manner, it sure lools good. It's reallly no more time consuming, but it seems to work for me.

BTW, I've given up on bronze brushes and have switched to nylon brushes. They work really well.

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